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About the Tour:
The state of Himachal is truly a manifestation of the statement – “Where nature meets spirituality”.From connecting with nature in the surreal landscapes at the hill stations of Shimla, Manali, and Dharamshala to seeking blessings from the holiest shrine of India – the Golden Temple of Amritsar, calm your body and soul in every way.
Imagine the still-life scenes from your favorite Bollywood movies – 3 idiots, Gadar, Jab We Met shot at the iconic Ridge of Shimla. Drive through the snow walls of Rohtang and satisfy the adventure junkie in you by going white water rafting in the gurgling Beas River in Manali or indulge in adventure activities like paragliding, zorbing, skiing at the Solang valley. Feel like being in Switzerland as you walk on the lush grasslands of Khajjiar. Capture a perfect cheering fan picture at the highest cricket stadium of Dharamshala and cherish the moments for life.
Route: Delhi – Shimla – Manali – Dharamshala – Dalhousie – Amritsar – Chandigarh – Delhi
Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Start Point: Delhi
End Point: Delhi
➔ Take control of your paddle as you River Raft on Chilled Beas River
➔ Relive the “Yeh Ishq Haye” moment at Rohtang Pass while driving through walls of snow
➔ Paint a Tranquil picture of Shimla through Toy-Train Ride
➔ Must have adventure at Highest Go kart Track in the world, Kufri
➔ If you are a Momo Lover, then Ajutai’s Momos at Dharamshala are a must have
➔ Must Shop for intricate handicrafts and souvenirs at Tibetan Market
➔ Go on a hike on the less walked forest trails through the deodar forest lined with pink rhododendrons.
Reach Delhi; Here you will be greeted by a representative who will help you give a quick overview of the entire tour and will also help you with the smooth transfer from Delhi to Shimla.
Once you reach the hotel it is recommended that you take some rest after a tiresome journey.
The rest of the day is at leisure and you are free to roam and explore the popular landmarks and local markets around the hotel.
Return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Start your day with a perfect breakfast at the hotel before heading out for the local sightseeing of Shimla.
You will first trek to the top of Jakhoo Hill to visit the ancient temple which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.
Then proceed to witness the Ridge Road located at the heart of Shimla and is a large space where all the cultural activities take place.
You will also be visiting the Rashtrapati Niwas that once served as the residence of the British Viceroy of India, and the Christ Church which is a parish in the Diocese of Amritsar.
You will also visit the Mall Road lined with colourful shops where you can shop for souvenirs.
Other places you can visit near Mall road are Town Hall, Gaiety Theatre and Scandal Point.
You will then be proceeding towards Kufri, which passes through the splendid Hasan Valley and is known for its scenic beauty and pleasant weather.
Visit the Himalayan Zoo which is home to wildlife like Felines, Antelopes and other birds including Monal, the state bird of Himachal Pradesh.
Later in the evening travel back to Shimla for the overnight stay
Start your morning with a delicious breakfast and get ready to depart to Manali.
On the way when passing through the Mandi district, you will see the beautiful Pandoh Dam which offers views that are refreshing for the eyes, mind and soul.
You will then stop for sightseeing at Kullu which is a paradise for nature lovers.
Visit the amazing Himalayan National Park with hosts a large variety of flora and fauna and the pious Raghunath Temple.
You will also visit some of the other famous temples and landmarks in Kullu before continuing your journey towards Manali.
On reaching Manali, get checked in to the hotel for an overnight stay
After breakfast in the hotel, prepare yourself for the ultimate experience in Manali
You will embark on the journey to the beautiful Solang Valley where you can take an adventure stroll and enjoy adventure activities like Zorbing, Paragliding.
Once back to Manali, you can also visit the Tibetan Monastery which is not only a place of worship but also a Tibetan Culture Centre.
Also visit Jagatsukh, a small village that houses old Shikara-style temples and Vashisht Kund which is a famous hot water sulphur spring.
Then proceed to the Hadimba Devi Temple which is an ancient temple (around 450 years old) that is dedicated to Hadimba Devi wife of one of the Pandava brothers Bhim.
Go to Club House in the evening and spend leisure time at Mall Road.
Return back to the hotel in Manali for an overnight stay.
After having an early breakfast enjoy a breathtaking drive to Snow Point on the road to Rohtang Pass (Closed on Tuesdays).
Pass through the beautiful sights of glacier peaks, Lahaul Valley and the Chandra River. The twin peaks of Geypan are also visible from Rohtang.
Rohtang Pass is covered with snow all around the year and lying at an elevation of 3978 m it offers a breathtaking view of the Himalayas.
Return to the hotel in Manali by the evening for an overnight stay.
Wake up in the morning, have your breakfast and check out from the hotel for a drive to Dharamshala.
En route, take a halt from the journey to visit Bajinath temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Further, you will go visit Palampur, the place of aromatic tea comes all the way from the vast tea gardens.
Continue your drive to Dharamshala, a scenic hill station lying so peacefully in the laps of the Dhauladhar ranges of the Himalayas.
Upon arrival in Dharamshala, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can relax after the tiring journey.
The rest of the day is at leisure and in the evening you can explore the beautiful surroundings of your hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Dharamshala.
Wake up early to enjoy the mesmerising views of the sun rising above the beautiful Dhauladhar Ranges.
Have a hearty breakfast beforehand set off to the nearby Naddi Village.
On the way, you will visit Dal Lake, which is the holiest lake in the upper Dharamshala near Naddi.
Then visit St. John Church, which is a marvellous church that stands between the thick deodar forest near McLeod Ganj.
Visit Bhagsu Nag Temple, a very popular temple dedicated to Lord Shiva along with the famous Bhagsu Waterfall.
Visit the Tibetan Monastery, which is the main and most popular tourist attraction in Dharamshala city.
In the evening, start your drive to another beautiful town, Dalhousie.
On arrival at Dalhousie, check in to the hotel and take some rest
Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel in Dalhousie.
After breakfast, proceed for the Dalhousie Sightseeing tour.
You can enjoy boating at Chamera lake, hike up at the Kalatop wildlife sanctuary and also pay your respects at the Chamunda Devi Temple.
You will then head to Khajjiar where you can choose to visit famous places like Khajjiar Lake and the Khajji Nag Temple.
Embrace the vast emerald green meadow of Khajjiar with its thick forested slopes of Deodhars, the stupendous mountain views from Lakkar Mandi and the unparalleled beauty of Kalatop and Bakrota Hills.
In the evening drive back to Dalhousie and take some rest.
Later you are free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Dalhousie town, known as The Mall in Gandhi Chowk.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Dalhousie.
Wake up in the morning and post breakfast check out from the hotel.
you will then be driving from Dalhousie to Amritsar that will be a journey of approx. 6 hours.
On arrival in Amritsar, check in to the hotel and take some rest before heading out to explore Amritsar.
Witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony at Waga Border that is full of theatrics and drama with Indian BSF rangers and Pakistani Rangers trying to outperform each other on who can kick higher into the air and also on who has the best-kept moustache.
You will then be visiting the beautiful Golden Temple that welcomes everyone with its divine golden walls, mouthwatering langar and crystal blue pond.
Return back to the hotel in Amritsar for an overnight stay.
Soon after breakfast, check-out from the hotel and thereafter, drive towards Chandigarh, popularly referred to as the 'City Beautiful'.
Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab and Haryana, is regarded as one of the best-planned cities in the country.
Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and spend some time to repose.
If time permits, you can go boating at Sukhna Lake (open until 6 pm) or you can visit Sector 17 and 22 that are some of the popular shopping zones of Chandigarh.
Here, you can buy traditional Phulkari suits, Kolhapuri slippers and exquisite jewellery and can also try out some local delights that are served at most of the restaurants.
By evening return to the hotel in Chandigarh for an overnight stay.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast and then proceed to check out from the hotel and proceed to Delhi
Once you reach Delhi it marks the end of the trip.